1981 Phoenix Champ Cars Race 1 in CART at the Phoenix circuit. Full information

1981 Phoenix Champ Cars

1981 Phoenix Champ Cars is 26th CART race. Passed at the Phoenix circuit. Bobby Unser won the pole position, Johnny Rutherford won this race. Bobby Unser and Tom Sneva also climbed to the podium, in second and third place. Race distance 150 laps (241 km).

Previous race: 1980 Phoenix Champ Cars
Next race: 1981 Indianapolis 500
Race Start: 22nd March 1981

Interesting facts and statistics about the 1981 Phoenix Champ Cars

7th victory for the Chaparral Racing team
8th victory for the Johnny Rutherford
14th podium for the Johnny Rutherford
18th podium for the Bobby Unser
9th podium for the Tom Sneva

Chaparral 2K - 1981 Phoenix Champ Cars winner

Chaparral 2K #1 - 1981 Phoenix Champ Cars winner

1981 Phoenix Champ Cars results

Position Name Car Points Result Lap Team
1 Johnny Rutherford Chaparral 2K, #1 21 1h 17m 8s 0 Chaparral Racing
2 Bobby Unser Penske PC9B, #3 17 1h 17m 30s 0 Penske Racing
3 Tom Sneva Phoenix 80, #2 14 149 laps 0 Sugaripe Prune Racing Team
4 Rick Mears Penske PC9B, #6 12 147 laps 0 Penske Racing
5 Bill Alsup Penske PC7, #41 10 145 laps 0 Alsup Racing
6 Gordon Johncock Wildcat Mk8, #20 8 144 laps Fuel pump 0 Patrick Racing
7 Pancho Carter Penske PC7, #5 6 144 laps 0 Alex Foods Racing
8 Jerry Karl McLaren M16E, #38 5 144 laps 0 Jerry Karl
9 Geoff Brabham Penske PC7, #54 4 144 laps 0 Kraco Racing
10 Dick Simon Watson ? 1981, #22 3 140 laps 0 Leader Card Racers
11 Mario Andretti Wildcat Mk8, #40 2 139 laps Fuel pump 0 Patrick Racing
12 Bob Lazier Penske PC7, #35 1 136 laps 0 Fletcher Racing Team
13 Bob Frey Eagle ? 1981, #42 1 136 laps 0 Tom Frantz
14 Phil Krueger Eagle ? 1981, #89 1 133 laps 0 Joe Hunt
15 Scott Brayton Penske PC6, #37 1 127 laps 0 Brayton Racing
16 Jim Buick Eagle ? 1981, #26 1 53 laps Throttle cable 0 Buick Racing
17 Al Unser Longhorn LR02, #8 1 38 laps Handling 0 Longhorn Racing
18 Bill Tempero McLaren M16E, #15 1 30 laps Vibration 0 Bill Tempero
19 Jim McElreath Eagle ? 1981, #23 1 27 laps Engine 0 McElreath Racing
20 Larry Cannon Wildcat ? 1981, #95 1 8 laps Piston 0 Kraco Racing
21 Josele Garza, Tom Frantz Penske PC7, #55 0 1 laps Accident 0 Psachie-Garza Racing

List of all cars for the 1981 Phoenix Champ Cars on the Phoenix circuit

Penske PC9B

Cosworth

Watson ? 1981

Cosworth

Eagle ? 1981

Chevrolet

Wildcat ? 1981

Offenhauser

Penske PC6

Cosworth

Penske PC7

Cosworth

Phoenix 80

Cosworth

Wildcat Mk8

Cosworth

Eagle ? 1981

Offenhauser

Longhorn LR02

Cosworth

Chaparral 2K

Cosworth

McLaren M16E

Chevrolet